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Old 08-04-2010, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently Dan (banimal) suggested I look into this stuff. So I went to the site and read about the studies done especially the banana one, but the corm is impressive as well. I did and applied it 4 days ago. :^) Now I have a leaf on my Ice Cream coming out of a leaf not completely open. The leaf I posted on the Cali-Gold the leaf that just opened has a leaf 3/4 of the way up the center of the leaf in close up. So its definitely doing its job. I'm happy :^)

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At 900 ppm Fluorine, I think I'll stick with Uranium Nitrate.
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Uranium Nitrate -------hmmmmmmmmm-----------bananas that glow in the dark --- Wow
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Azomite is the "BEST" and this quote proves it....

"Ninety percent of the tomato plants treated with compost and AZOMITEŽ, bloomed three weeks ahead of the tomato plants with fertilizer alone." --- Kirk Waterstripe, Ph.D., Professor of Botany

Clearly the AZOMITEŽ, AZOMITEŽ and compost, or compost made the difference.
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I still have a big Azomite bottle left from Peaceful Valley. My regimen for planting new bananas these days is dig a hole 16 inches wider and 3 inches deeper than the corm or rootball. I make a 50:50 fill mix of the dug out dirt and an organic mix. Organic mix is peatmoss, certified organic compost and black Kow manure. As well as azomite and 4 or 5 cups of worm castings. Also I wet the naner corm and roots and dust with mychorrizae powder. This operation is best done in the kitchen sink.

I fill and tamp to set the top of the corm an inch or 2 higher than soil level. Finish fill in and topdress with a cup of 6-3-16 and Purdue chicken litter. Set the water emitters in place and whallar! Fruit to eat in a year or less.

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I still have a big Azomite bottle left from Peaceful Valley. My regimen for planting new bananas these days is dig a hole 16 inches wider and 3 inches deeper than the corm or rootball. I make a 50:50 fill mix of the dug out dirt and an organic mix. Organic mix is peatmoss, certified organic compost and black Kow manure. As well as azomite and 4 or 5 cups of worm castings. Also I wet the naner corm and roots and dust with mychorrizae powder.

I fill and tamp to set the top of the corm an inch or 2 higher than soil level. Finish fill in and topdress with a cup of 6-3-16 and Purdue chicken litter. Set the water emitters in place and whallar! Fruit to eat in a year or less.
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bananimal probably has some great looking trees with all the care he gives them , Geeze ....


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OK I use it and would not think about not using it. If your growing things other than Musa . Im sure most of us are. And you live in Florida , growing in SAND . You will need a little something to make your plants flourish. Florida has so many different soils it kinda funny. Adding Azomite is the single best thing other than water to have success. Papaya growing alone with out it will grow! I meet people who have Papaya and I love to go to there home and treat one tree with Azomite. BANG the blooms go crazy and the fruit will begin to grow like in a dream. My phone will ring and I hear all manor of thank yous. Recently I planted a Sour Sop and I used a normal amount of Azomite in the soil. My neighbor from Central America has a Sour Sop also . When he saw my tree nice and green with nice shiny leaves he was walking in circles . He kept looking at me and saying “ You SOB you better tell me what the F you did to this tree”… Its probably the best thing I have ever used.. The sand just needs all the help you can give it .. I use it quarterly. Also some sea weed tea is good along with compost of any type .. When I can dig and see worms I know Im in the zone
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Azomite is a product that encourages consumers to pay for the removal and redistribution of Aluminum Silicate. I suppose I might consider it for ornamentals. I wouldn't consider it for edibles - especially Citrus.
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Azomite is a product that encourages consumers to pay for the removal and redistribution of Aluminum Silicate. I suppose I might consider it for ornamentals. I wouldn't consider it for edibles - especially Citrus.
So is the theory that the this stuff will make its way into the fruit and create some health concerns? Would a safer alternative with similar benefits be greensand? (other readily available suggestions?)

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So is the theory that the this stuff will make its way into the fruit and create some health concerns? Would a safer alternative with similar benefits be greensand? (other readily available suggestions?)

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Greensand is a way for rock quarries to sell crusher dust instead of paying for its disposal elsewhere. It does contain a lot of minerals, but they are in covalent form and unavailable to plants.

On the other hand, it is beneficial to have sand and rock dust as a component of a garden soil -- along with a modest percentage of humic material. The sands and rock dust will provide important catalytic action for exchanges of ionic compounds.

There is no panacea in gardening, in human health, etc. If you are looking for a "silver bullet" -- go load up a shotgun and shoot all your plants. It will save you a lot of money and effort.
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Thanks Richard. If anything I was looking for a "green bullet" (insert exceptional photoshop image by Trebor) It seems that many people tout azomite's benefits, but I can understand your health concerns with the product. I think I'll look into greensand more. My soil could use some help.
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Thanks Richard. If anything I was looking for a "green bullet" (insert exceptional photoshop image by Trebor) It seems that many people tout azomite's benefits, but I can understand your health concerns with the product. I think I'll look into greensand more. My soil could use some help.
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Hummmm I heard a few folks were using this product?

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I use azomite to supplement my NPK 5-10-5 fertilizer application, and I do happen to get very heavy production on my garden plants. It's possible to see some pictures of some of it on the following threads.

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What is the application rate?
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